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English translation: "consultation": you go to the doctor's office/ "visite": doctor goes your house

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12:09 Feb 17, 2009
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Medical: Health Care
French term or phrase: consultation vs. visite
Talking about how the consumer price index is worked out:

Par exemple, le prix des services médicaux était suivi à partir de la seule consultation au cabinet du médecin: car on avait observé que consultation et visite évoluaient parallèlement. Un jour, le Gouvernement décida de donner satisfaction aux médecins sans que l’indice en soit affecté: il revalorisa la visite, laissant la consultation inchangée. Le lendemain, l’INSEE décidait que dorénavant, les services médicaux seraient représentés pour moitié par la consultation et pour moitié par la visite.

What is the difference between a consultation and a visit?
Wendy Cummings
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:49
English translation:"consultation": you go to the doctor's office/ "visite": doctor goes your house
Explanation:
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Note added at 11 mins (2009-02-17 12:20:51 GMT)
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...the doctor goes TO your house. Sorry.
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Christophe G.
Ireland
Local time: 22:49
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3 +5"consultation": you go to the doctor's office/ "visite": doctor goes your house
Christophe G.
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Home visit vs. surgery visitSandra Petch

  

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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
"consultation": you go to the doctor's office/ "visite": doctor goes your house


Explanation:
...

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Note added at 11 mins (2009-02-17 12:20:51 GMT)
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...the doctor goes TO your house. Sorry.

Christophe G.
Ireland
Local time: 22:49
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  GerardP
1 min
  -> Thanks Gerard!

agree  Jean-Louis S.
6 mins
  -> Thanks jlsjr!

agree  Valerie SYKES
11 mins
  -> Thanks Valerie!

agree  xxxLionel_M: OK but in EN visit without final "e"
13 mins
  -> Terms in quotes were in french Lionel. Thanks!

agree  Drmanu49
1 hr
  -> Thanks Drmanu49!
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Reference comments


3 hrs
Reference: Home visit vs. surgery visit

Reference information:
http://about-france.com/medical-help.htm
Home visits: if the patient is too sick to move, a doctor will make a home visit. Ask your hotel / campsite / gite owner or neighbour to call a local medic. The cost is slightly higher than a surgery visit; payment and refunding are the same as for a surgery visit.

Sandra Petch
France
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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